Climate Change, Economic Growth, and Health

40 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2010 Last revised: 18 Nov 2014

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Masako Ikefuji

University of Tsukuba

J.R. Magnus

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, School of Business and Economics

Hiroaki Sakamoto

Kyoto University - Department of Economics

Date Written: August 10, 2010

Abstract

This paper studies the interplay between climate, health, and the economy in a stylized world with four heterogeneous regions, labeled ‘West’ (cold and rich), ‘China’ (cold and poor), ‘India’ (warm and poor), and ‘Africa’ (warm and very poor). We introduce health impacts into a simple integrated assessment model where both the local cooling effect of aerosols as well as the global warming effect of CO2 are endogenous, and investigate how those factors affect the equilibrium path. We show how some of the important aspects of the equilibrium, including emission abatement rates, health costs, and economic growth, depend on the economic and geographical characteristics of each region.

Keywords: Climate change, health, economic growth, local dimming, co-benefits

JEL Classification: D91, I18, Q54, Q58

Suggested Citation

Ikefuji, Masako and Magnus, Jan R. and Sakamoto, Hiroaki, Climate Change, Economic Growth, and Health (August 10, 2010). ISER Discussion Paper No. 785. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1677770 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1677770

Masako Ikefuji (Contact Author)

University of Tsukuba ( email )

Tsukuba University , Ibaraki Ken
Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573, Ibaraki 3050006
Japan

Jan R. Magnus

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, School of Business and Economics ( email )

De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam, 1081HV
Netherlands

Hiroaki Sakamoto

Kyoto University - Department of Economics ( email )

Yoshida-Honmachi
Sakyo-ku
Kyoto, 606-8501
Japan

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